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Coleman Students Tour Washington D.C. Sites
Issue Date: October 25, 2018
On Oct. 13-18, Jeremy Brady and Joy Rohde led 45 Coleman 8th grade students on a tour of Washington D.C. Upon arrival to Washington D.C., they were able to visit the World War II Memorial, Martin Luther King Jr. Monument, the Air Force Memorial, and the Pentagon Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, and the Korean War Memorial as part of the night tour.
Day two started with a tour of the U.S. Capitol, a walking tour of the National Arboretum, the newly constructed Disabled American Veteran's Memorial, Ford's Theater where President Lincoln was shot, the Smithsonian American History, Natural History and Air and Space Museums, and ended with dinner and a historic ghost tour through Alexandria.
Day three the students went to the Arlington National Cemetery for the changing of the guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, the White House for a group picture, the National Archives to view the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, the Holocaust Museum, a visit to the statue of Albert Einstein, the Vietnam Wall, the Korean Memorial, Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial, Thomas Jefferson Memorial, and to a dinner/dance cruise on the Potomac River.
The last day in D.C. they visited Mount Vernon, where one of the students and three chaperones who are military veterans were able to participate in the Wreath Laying Ceremony at George and Martha Washington's Tomb. Student Ben Krueger read a passage for the ceremony. They also toured much of the Mount Vernon estate before leaving for the two day trip home.
A special thank you goes out to the Coleman Lioness Club, as their donation paid for lunch for the students on Day 2.
Overall, the students had an amazing trip and the adult chaperones made the trip run smoothly for a great educational opportunity for the Coleman 8th grade.